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By Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM
How active are you? Unless you’re exercising more than several hours a day already, you probably have room to add more in for additional health benefits. Exercise is about the best medicine that there is for so many health conditions, including diabetes. Being active helps manage emotional stress and stave off depression—far better than antidepressant medications and with no bad side effects. It naturally bestows your body with antioxidant effect, making you less likely to develop most types of cancer—or even the common cold.
Surprise findings for treatment class and appropriate patient selectionRead More »
In results of five trials, effects of antihyperglycemic drug found to occur during first few months or years.Read More »
Software provides screening decision without need for a clinician to interpret image or results.Read More »
By A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO, CDE
The FDA just gave first approval to an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for the detection of diabetic retinopathy in the offices of non-ophthalmic health care practitioners. Dubbed the IDx-DR (IDx, LLC, Coralville, Iowa), and paired with a Topcon NW400 non-mydriatic retinal camera, captured images are sent to a cloud-based server that utilizes the IDx-DR software and a ‘deep learning’ algorithm to detect retinal findings consistent with diabetic retinopathy based on autonomous comparison with a large dataset of representative fundus images.
Prospective study evaluates use of nasal glucagon for treatment of moderate to severe hypoglycemia in adults with type 2 diabetes.Read More »